Sudarsan Pattnaik’s realistic sand art wins social media on International Tiger Day


International Tiger Day is celebrated every year on July 29. First created in 2010, the event, for the past seven years, has been praised to bring issues to light for tiger conservation. This year, to further the aim of protecting tigers and their natural habitat, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has made a superb sand design. “Today is #InternationalTigerDay. Let us pledge to protect the national animal of India. One of my SandArts,” writes Mr Pattnaik in his tweet, posted around three hours back. It is followed by a photo of a tiger, sculpted in sand on a beach in Puri, Odisha. See it below:

Since being shared only three hours prior, Mr Pattnaik’s realistic sand sculpture has received loads of praise on social media.

The photo has been “liked” more than 1,000 times on the micro blogging website.